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by srboisvert
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Winterbourne Agave
Replies: 3
Views: 2199

Re: Winterbourne Agave

I took some (shaky and windy) videos of Winterbourne 5 years ago with Derek Castle narrating. Arid House Tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fABU_KNNWNU The outdoor bed by the Arid House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyx1ZwRBLA4 Outdoor bed part II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edhz5iDbqv4 The ...
by srboisvert
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Haworthia soc. Journal
Replies: 32
Views: 4853

Re: Haworthia soc. Journal

Mine arrived in Chicago in a plastic bag provided by the United States Postal Service with a "We Care. Dear Postal Customer, sorry about the damage message yada yada yada". The last journal arrived with a worn out envelope as well.
by srboisvert
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some interesting mealy bug science
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Some interesting mealy bug science

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/arch ... ls/497999/
Living Russian Dolls
They have bacteria in their cells, and smaller bacteria in those bacteria—and that’s not even the weirdest bit.
It won't help you kill them though. YET.
by srboisvert
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Moving Country & Expanding Collection Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Moving Country & Expanding Collection Solved

When I moved from the UK to the USA I sold my collection off on ebay. I tried to figure how save some plants but the process is so confusing and onerous and with the consequences of error being federal jail time, deportation and life destruction I decided no plant was worth it. Also for reference sh...
by srboisvert
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Useful Tips & Tricks
Replies: 45
Views: 6495

Re: Useful Tips & Tricks

A few tricks I learned from Brum Branchers : Walter showed me the trick of using a straw to blow water off of top watered plants if you worry about lensing or rot in the growth point. Derek used coloured plastic stir sticks in pots next to labels to track when he repotted plants. He used a different...
by srboisvert
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Genus Of The Month
Topic: February 2016 - Genus of the Month - Agave
Replies: 9
Views: 3171

Re: February 2016 - Genus of the Month - Agave

ImageAgave victoria-reginae by stephen boisvert, on Flickr

BCSS seed. 2012. Amazing germination rates... 26 seedlings I think.
Alas I had to give them away when I crossed the pond.
by srboisvert
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What do you do in winter
Replies: 30
Views: 4894

Re: What do you do in winter

I spend my winters in Chicago wondering why I would ever move to Chicago and I spend the other three seasons realizing why I moved to Chicago.